#1435 (ok 4.1) Opening database should expand it in the navigation menu


When clicking a database name in the navigation frame, the database should expand at least one level to show the names of tables or the "Tables" and "Views" submenus. Perhaps, even, Tables and Views should be expanded by default.


  • Isaac Bennetch

    Isaac Bennetch - 2013-07-12

    This should also expand when a user switches databases via the "use" command.

  • Steve Stringer

    Steve Stringer - 2013-07-12

    +1 here. +2, in fact.

    My preference would be to return to the 3.x functionality where the database and its tables were all you see in the nav list once a database is selected. Access to other databases was achieved through a drop-down menu.

    I'd also add the strong need to do this when using a database via a query switch (e.g. "pma/?db=somedb).

  • Anonymous - 2013-07-13

    It´s very unusable to expand the table tree every time. I would love to see an option to auto expand the table tree and see the other databases in a dropdown at the top of the navigation just like in 3.x.

  • eddi13

    eddi13 - 2013-07-22

    Please turn back a database dropdown in the navigation just like in 3.x.

    Last edit: eddi13 2013-07-22
  • Atul Pratap Singh

    Gave a try implementing this feature, see https://github.com/zixtor/phpmyadmin/commits/QA_4_0
    For now, I am also collapsing the previously expanded database, as to normally have a single open visible database, unless the user otherwise opens multiple.

  • dennis1993

    dennis1993 - 2013-08-24

    In 3.5 it was better. Please integrate it in version 4, too.


  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2013-08-26
    • assigned_to: Atul Pratap Singh
    • Group: Needs_decision --> Next_minor_version
  • Atul Pratap Singh

    Implemented in QA_4_0 with some other changes too, and merged to master.

  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2013-08-26
    • status: open --> resolved
    • Priority: 5 --> 1
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2013-11-11
    • summary: Opening database should expand it in the navigation menu --> (ok 4.1) Opening database should expand it in the navigation menu
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2013-12-12
    • Status: resolved --> fixed

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